I did it, im starting on my own

United States
July 26, 2011 1:01pm CST
I thought about getting a part-time job at a photo studio. Which wouldnt be so hard if they didnt want apps sent in online. Their website didnt even have the apps and when I emailed the company they never responded. So after posting a couple things on here I had ppl saying I should try it on my own. I made my own facebook page for my photography, I have a lab Im using to print my pics and Im getting props together. Im figuring out prices and even though its not all down on my page yet Im getting there. I have had a cpl ppl ask me to do pics for them and I gave them my price. One was fam and Im doing her sons senior pics and I did cut her a deal. The other a person I use to work with whom im guessing wasnt pleased with my pricing. I think she wanted me to do them practically for free, but I told her I have to pay for child care and my travel time and taking the photos and editing them and sending them to the lab, etc. Only thing about ppl you know they want really good deals, like free deals. So Im doing it. Its not an official business, but hopefully I cant get some clients built up and pursue my passion while still being a stay at home Mom.
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@thatgirl13 (7307)
• South Korea
27 Jul 11
wow congratulations!! i think it's far more better owing your own business than working for someone else i would love to own something of my own too but i haven't really found what i'm best at, that i could do and earn with!! anyway i am really happy for you and i hope your business blooms. good luck!!
• United States
27 Jul 11
Thank you! Im trying to bring the clients by getting certain props and making packages. Its going slow though, i want to go do pictures now. Lol! Have to work with ppl. One girl wants the pics on cd, but I dont want to sell cds since its selling my rights away and depending on where they print the pics may not come out right. Heres to trying though.
• South Korea
28 Jul 11
If you feel that way than I think you should talk to her saying it's against your business policy. ANyway I hope you have success in your business. There aren't much people as brave as you are
• Philippines
26 Jul 11
that is so cool! good for you! good luck with your endeavor. my friend and i want to strike it out on our own as photographers too. only thing is, he's the photographer and i'll be the one writing things up. hehehe we have to use the skills where we are good at and capitalize on it
• United States
27 Jul 11
Sounds like a plan. Nice things it starts out as a hobby so you dont have to get a business license yet. Once you get more clients and starting earning a certain amount than you need one. i dont know if Ill ever reach that level, but heres to hoping so.
@xuyxuy (435)
• Philippines
30 Jul 11
That's good news! Congratulations, you just did a great job! Having your friends and family as your first client will also help you in your photography business. I'm sure they will recommend you and you'll get more clients then.
@pinklilly (3446)
• Australia
28 Jul 11
Good for you tink. I'm thinking of doing the same thing... We are building our home and there will be extra rooms underneath and I was thinking to make one a studio. I think it would be really great... Yes friends off course want free deals all the time... You still need to pay for your material costs... I would be interested to hear how you go more with it.. Best of Luck...